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Horse Weathervane – Bucking Bronc & Cowboy

Bucking Bronco Weather Vane with Cowboy


The bucking bronc shown here was fabricated in the swell body style in copper with a brass mane and tail for the horse and brass clothing for the cowboy. Optional gilding is also a popular option with this weathervane; substituting gold leaf where the brass appears in this photo. This weathervane was originally commissioned by as a 50th birthday present for a new barn built by a rodeo cowboy. It was given to him by a group of friends and family who went in together on the purchase.

The cowboy comes with a choice of translucent colored glass eyes while the horse comes with brown eyes with black pupils, giving the weathervane an animated and lifelike appearance. It is possible to have a personalized inscription, such as a person’s name, ranch, etc. added to the horizontal tube. On the weathervane shown here, in addition to a penny from the year the weathervane was made, we included a ‘Lucky Penny’ from the cowboy’s birth year.

Because we make each weathervane to order, we can use optional gold and/or palladium leaf to match the markings of a particular horse, vary cowboy’s appearance according to personal preference, etc. In fact, we also offer a version of this Bucking Bronco Weathervane with a Cowgirl instead of a Cowboy.

In addition to this swell-bodied weathervane, we also offer a silhouette style Saddle Bronc Weather Vane. It also has a lot of action but because it is made from layered copper and brass rather than hand shaped, it has the advantage of being faster to make and consequently, less expensive.

A bronco, or bronc is a term used in the United States and Canada to refer to an untrained horse. It may refer to a feral horse that has lived in the wild its entire life, but is also used to refer to domestic horses not yet fully trained to saddle, and hence prone to unpredictable behavior, particularly bucking. The term also refers to the bucking horses used in rodeo ‘rough stock’ events, such as bareback riding and saddle bronc riding.

Please enjoy our Western Horse Gallery

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Cutting Horse

Horse Weathervane

Reining Horse


Galloping Horse

Bronc Weathervane
with Cowboy

Silhouette Saddle Bronc


Bucking Bronco
with Cowgirl